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Deutsch­land 86 kicks off, plus Screen News and In­sider’s me­dia week

Deutsch­land 83 was a pow­er­ful, award-win­ning se­ries in which Jonas Nay played Martin Rauch, an East Ger­man bor­der pa­trol guard who was plucked from his rather dull job and given a new as­sign­ment: to be­come an un­der­cover spy for the Stasi for­eign ser­vice in West Ger­many. As a rookie spy, his de­ci­sions con­stantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take ex­treme mea­sures. As sea­son two opens, Martin has been ban­ished by the Stasi to an or­phan­age in An­gola. It’s now 1986, East Ger­many is broke, Per­e­stroika is real, ter­ror­ism is plagu­ing Europe, the AIDS cri­sis is in­ten­si­fy­ing and the strug­gle against apartheid rages Martin’s life in ex­ile changes when his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader) shows up and con­scripts him into her lat­est plan to drum up a hard cur­rency abroad and keep the com­mu­nist project alive. To­gether, they set off on an ad­ven­ture through Africa, western Europe and fi­nally back home to East Ger­many. Can mafioso-style cap­i­tal­ism save com­mu­nism just in the nick of time? Watch this space.

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